Brian O’Driscoll thinks only one England player ‘might’ get into the Ireland XV

Ireland legend Brian O’Driscoll says most England players would struggle to get into the Ireland rugby team.

Dismissing the likes of Owen Farrell, Dylan Hartley and Maro Itoje, O’Driscoll named one player that ‘might’ get into the Ireland team.

“I was asked what England player, if I could pick one, would I want to bring across,” he said on OTB AM.

“I went through the whole team and the journalist said: ‘So, that’s none.’

“I backtracked because I didn’t want him to say ‘none’ in his article, so I told him a fit Manu Tuliangi [would] but I don’t think you’re dropping either of our guys [for him].

“Even the second row, James Ryan, for me, he’s in, that’s it. Dev Toner for your line-out and now what he’s doing around the park.

“Our front row… their hooker is certainly no better than Rory Best, whatever their option is there, no way.

“Back row, maybe Billy would have been the choice.”

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